On Your Doorstep - Sales Catalogues


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Using Archives to Explore Local History. This resource explores how you can investigate the history of your locality using sales catalogues as a type of source found in local and national archives or record offices in Wales. It forms part of a series forming the basic building blocks for finding out about local history.

The resource is intended as a guide for teachers, helping them to use primary sources in the classroom. The resource can also help teachers work with their local archive to locate similar sources for their own locality. It aims to introduce teachers and students to the types of archival sources used for local history and to familiarise them with the form, appearance and content of the sources.


Key Stage 2

History, Literacy skills, Geography


Learning Activity Pack

This resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of 8 relating to 'Using Archives to Explore Local History' for KS2.


Curriculum for Wales

Age: 8-11 / Progression Step 3
Age: 8-11 / Progression Step 3

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Catalogau_gwerthu.pdf (Opens in a new window) Sales_catalogues.pdf (Opens in a new window)

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